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  • Don't Clap!: If we're all quiet enough, maybe Pan and its fairies will die (movie review)

    10/11/2015 1:52:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | October 8, 2015 | Alan Scherstuhl
    There's much to sadly shake your head at in Pan, a sort of Peter Pan Begins that manages the unlikely feat of making battles between flying pirate ships a crushing bore. Most miserably, there's the great heap of action set pieces that are easier to wait out than to track with an instrument so primitive as the human eye—perhaps the singularity is nearing, and director Joe Wright's computers are whipping these scenes up exclusively for the enjoyment of advanced artificial intelligences ... But here's perhaps the most egregious betrayal of audience intelligence in this latest go at monetizing those aspects...
  • Fantasy sports hearing likely, GOP chairman says

    09/18/2015 6:26:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 17, 2015 | David McCabe
    A House Republican chairman said on Thursday that he is likely to call a hearing on the new fantasy sports sites that critics say are skirting gambling laws. "My sense is that we will do a hearing," said Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "There’s a lot of things on our front burner right now, but I think this is an issue that we ought to take a look at.”
  • 10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them) (science fiction/fantasy)

    08/01/2015 1:29:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 237 replies
    io9 ^ | July 30, 2015 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books--but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them. From Asimov to Pynchon, science fiction contains some fantastic, ambitious works of genre fiction. But a lot of us get overwhelmed. And it's not that hard to fake a first-hand knowledge of these books, because they're everywhere, and we've heard people talk about them so...
  • Superman's Dark Past

    05/24/2015 12:15:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 24, 2015 | Charles Moss
    Since the official teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted online in April, fans and critics alike have been discussing the kind of Superman Zack Snyder is going to depict in his Man of Steel sequel. The controversy stems from Snyder's decision to cast Superman as a brooding, Dark Knight-like character, who cares more about beating up bad guys than saving people. The casting split has proved divisive among Superman fans: Some love the new incarnation, citing him as an edgier, more realistic version of the character. But Snyder's is a different Superman than the one fans...
  • Supergirl - First Look (video)

    05/13/2015 6:44:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2015 | CBS
    It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. This Fall on CBS. Learn more at
  • Is 'Social Justice Warrior' a Pejorative?

    04/14/2015 12:17:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    I was reading a post-mortem on the delicious Sad Puppies/Hugo nominations imbroglio last week when an interesting point came up. George R.R. Martin, the "Game of Thrones" chappie, wrote on his Not a Blog that Sad Puppies commenters on his blog should lose the Social Justice Warrior, or SJW moniker. Because courtesy. >>>Let's not throw around insults, or charges of misogyny and racism, please. And Puppies, sad or happy, if any of you feel inclined to reply, please avoid the term "Social Justice Warriors" or SJWs. I am happy to call you Sad Puppies since you named yourself that, but...
  • Game of Thrones Quiz Alive or Dead

    04/11/2015 6:45:04 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | April 10, 2015 | Chris Kirk
    The fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is upon us. Winter is still coming. Millions will tune in for more of Tyrion’s witty ripostes and for some more smoldering romance between Jon Snow and his Wildling paramour Ygritte. Wait, Ygritte is still alive, right? Honestly there’s been so much carnage on this show I don’t even remember. What ever happened to that hunk who befriended Arya? Didn’t Bran have a younger brother? Where did we leave off on the Hound, exactly? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5: Where We Left Off

    04/11/2015 3:28:15 PM PDT · by dennisw · 10 replies
    /artsbeat.blogs.nytimes ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jeremy Egner
    “Game of Thrones” is returning for its fifth season on Sunday, you might have heard, riding a wave of the kind of intense anticipation usually reserved for royal offspring and new Apple products. Potential snag: It’s been 10 months since the last episode and this story is complicated, overstuffed with oddly named characters and labyrinthine alliances that shift from week to week. So below, in the name of service journalism, we offer a primer on where things currently stand with most of the show’s major characters. Tyrion Lannister Last seen: Crated in King’s Landing. A lifetime of cruelty from his...
  • The Hugo Awards: How to Fight Back in the Culture War

    04/08/2015 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Salgak · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    This is the era in which we are all being drafted in the Culture War. It doesn’t matter if you’re secular or religious, political or apolitical, frat boys or geeks, hipsters or bros. Nobody gets to be neutral or sit on the sidelines, because we’ll all be expected to make our obeisance to the latest politically correct opinion handed down to us by a Twitter mob. By now, we know the basic ingredients of a typical skirmish in Culture War 4.0. It goes something like this: a) a leftist claque starts loudly pushing the “correct” Culture War position onto b)...
  • Fantasy Baseball Opening

    03/13/2015 12:10:23 PM PDT · by newbie 10-21-00 · 1 replies
    We have a keeper fantasy baseball league that's about 5 years old in search of a new manager. The six keepers would probably be Arenado, Ellsbury, Felix, Cluber, Richards and Molina. If Richards comes back soon, the pitching is lock down, obviously the hitting needs some help. Let me know if you're interested. The draft is next weekend.
  • Colin Powell Still Sees 'Dark Vein' of Intolerance in GOP

    03/08/2015 11:23:39 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies ^ | 3/8/15 | Ben Bell
    Colin Powell Still Sees 'Dark Vein' of Intolerance in GOP By Ben Bell Speaking on the day following the 50-year anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama, the first African-American Secretary of State Colin Powell said he still sees a "dark vein" of intolerance in the Republican Party, echoing comments that he made in 2013. "I still see it. I still see it in the Republican Party and I still see it in other parts of our country. You don't have to be a Republican to be touched by this dark vein," Powell told ABC's George Stephanopoulos Sunday on "This...
  • ‘Jupiter Ascending‘ is so bad it’s almost good (photos)

    An instant candidate for the so-bad-it’s-sort-of-great hall of fame, “Jupiter Ascending’’ is totally bonkers, a sort of black-velvet-Elvis mash-up of “Star Wars’’ and every other sci-fi/fantasy movie of the past half-century right up to “The Hunger Games.” Look, there’s Mila Kunis as another chosen one, spending 10 percent of the movie cleaning toilets! A shirtless Channing Tatum in Mr. Spock ears, trying to pretend he doesn’t love Kunis! And poor Eddie Redmayne — up for Best Actor for “The Theory of Everything” — flamboyantly camping it up (oops, Oscar voting begins Friday) as an intergalactic real-estate mogul-cum-mass-murderer bent on marrying...
  • NASCAR Fantasy League Sign Up Time Is Here

    01/22/2015 11:29:55 AM PST · by John W · 18 replies
    Yahoo | January 22, 2015 | John W
    Group ID# 2669 Group Name Free Republic Racing Group Password jimrob
  • How Fanduel Is Turning Fantasy Sports Into Real Money

    01/12/2015 8:39:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5, 2015 | Steven Bertoni
    Days before Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers even suited up for a recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an Irishman named Nigel Eccles had collected millions of dollars from people betting on Rodgers’ All-Pro arm. By noon on game day he was raking in $30,000 per minute. By the time Rodgers took his first snap, Eccles had collected $18 million. The action was happening far from the Vegas Strip or a Costa Rican website out of reach of U.S. law enforcement. Eccles’ company, FanDuel, is situated above a storefront in New York City’s Union Square, and its business...
  • The boom is here: the economy just grew 5 percent, and it’s not going to stop

    12/23/2014 3:27:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/14 | Matt O'Brien
    ...the economy grew at a 5 percent annual pace in the third quarter this year, revised up from the 3.9 percent that the Commerce Department had previously estimated. It's the best quarterly growth since 2003, and, on the heels of the 4.6 percent growth in the second quarter, it's also the best six months the economy has had in that long. The even better news, though, is that this growth, unlike every other uptick the past few years, looks sustainable. This isn't a blip. It's a boom.
  • A Climate Idea Comes of Age: Zero Emissions

    12/10/2014 3:24:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 10, 2014 | By KARL RITTER
    Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous warming. It doesn't provide any guidance on how to do that. But Yamin does. And, in a historic first, dozens of governments now embrace her prescription. The global climate pact set for adoption in Paris next year should phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, says the London-based environmental lawyer. "In your lifetime, emissions have to go to zero. That's a message people...
  • Islam between Illusion and Reality

    11/19/2014 1:44:05 PM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 19, 2019 | Dan Miller
    This article is republished here with permission. It's from Islam between Illusion and Reality at Enza Ferreri's Blog, published on November 18, 2014. Please check her blog. It's very good. ***************** A new article by our guest writer Cassandra. Imagine, if you can, a fairy tale where a mother teaches her toddler that wolves are simply big, furry, friendly dogs that love a good cuddle. Although she and her child live in a village, nestled against a hillside, in a lush valley where humans and wolves exist in close proximity to each other, she doesn't warn her little girl that wolves are...
  • Blu-ray Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – The Extended Edition (2013)

    11/09/2014 7:16:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Flickering Myth ^ | November 5, 2014 by Gary Collinson
    snip "Filmgoers and shire admirers have become as used to Peter Jackson and his J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations over the years as they have the obligatory “extended cuts” of every already long film. The Hobbit films have been no different and now comes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – The Extended Edition. The extended cut, like other Jackson extended cuts, is not a light one. It’s packed with 25 minutes of new footage. I debate to simply reveal said extended and new scenes, but one of the true pleasures of this extended cut is to go in cold and discover...
  • Who Mines The Dilithium?

    10/22/2014 10:26:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2009 | Doctor Zero
    One of my favorite little moments in the very entertaining new “Star Trek” movie comes when the young James T. Kirk activates the computer system of a car he swiped for a joyride, and the Nokia logo comes up. It’s nice to see Nokia’s still in business in the twenty-third century. Such simple touches help to humanize the Star Trek universe, which had drifted a bit too far from recognizable human experience for audiences to fully engage with its characters. The presence of a good old-fashioned corporate logo in the new movie put me in mind of a long-ago, free-wheeling,...
  • The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

    09/25/2014 12:26:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    io9 ^ | September 25, 2014 | Diana Biller and Charlie Jane Anders
    It's Banned Books Week! But people are trying to keep great books out of libraries and schools every hour of every day, year round. And often, people's reasons for challenging these titles are really, really... outlandish. Here are 12 SF and fantasy books that people have given incomprehensible reasons for banning.
  • Happy fantasies vs unpleasant realities about Islam

    09/15/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's an excellent analysis of Islam through the ages and now. It is one of the best I have seen. I do what I do because I am what I am. Dr. Durie lives in Australia and is a life-long adherent to the Anglican religion. He focuses on Islam as it is -- violent and demanding the submission of everyone -- not peaceful and accommodating of others -- as multiculturalists want to believe and to convince others to believe. [youtube] Video linkUntil our citizens, media, "foreign policy" savants and political "leaders" cease their insufferable political correctness, comprehend the realities of Islam and behave in accordance with those...
  • The new Batmobile from 'Batman v. Superman' has been fully revealed

    09/10/2014 11:19:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 10, 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Zack Snyder gave us a gritty, black-and-white glimpse of the new Batmobile back in May, and now, thanks to some people on Instagram who happen to be near the shoot, we're now starting to get a good look at the entire vehicle. The new photos show Batman v. Superman's Batmobile parked against the side of the road — where it's clearly a lot bigger than the average car.
  • ‘Your make-believe FANTASY of a world without evil is turning into a NIGHTMARE of slaughter!’-JudgeJ

    09/06/2014 9:24:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 9-6-14 | Judge Jeanine
    Judge Jeanine lets Obama have all the fury and force of the greatest criticism she can muster in this opening to Saturday’s Justice show focusing on his lack of leadership against the monsters of ISIS.
  • Honoring Ray Bradbury the goal of Waukegan group

    08/15/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dan Hinkel
    An effort is underway to honor one of Waukegan's favorite sons, the late science fiction pioneer Ray Bradbury. Waukegan Public Library Executive Director Richard Lee said nearly all the details remain to be worked out beyond the basic idea -- a realistic statue or bust of Bradbury, who wrote evocatively of the fictional Green Town, a recognizable stand-in for his hometown. lRelated A history of Waukegan The effort echoes the push for a statue memorializing another Waukegan legend, comedian Jack Benny, a radio and early TV star honored with a downtown statue in 2001.
  • The costly fantasy of impeaching Obama: The way to punish a president is at the polls

    07/15/2014 9:12:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2014 | Wesley Pruden
    The Democrats owe a growing debt to the Republican red-hots pursuing the fantasy of impeaching Barack Obama. They're collecting a lot of cash -- probably not as much as they claim, but a lot -- from the naive and excitable folks in the Democratic base. Outrage is easily convertible to cash, as every bagman knows, and the Republicans should get a cut of it. Fair is fair. Sarah Palin, who as a former governor knows better than to confuse hoping with doing, is leading the baying hounds this week. She told an audience the other day that "the many impeachable...
  • Ancient Earth Remnant Is Inside Earth, Study Says

    06/28/2014 6:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | June 28, 2014 | Gregory Baskin
    A team from Harvard University presented a study this month that remnants from an ancient Earth exists, right now, inside contemporary Earth. The group believes that their comparisons of isotopic ratios of noble gases from materials deep inside Earth with those near the surface provide testimony that the deep-down material is actually from the Earth that existed before its massive collision with another planet. That immense impact – the largest in geologic history – is what many believe led to creation of the Moon. The currently favored theory about how the Moon originated says that it was formed 4.5 billion...
  • She's so "deep" (vanity)

    06/10/2014 4:49:32 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 7 replies
    Hillary Clinton in @GMA interview on book release: 'The reason I called this book 'Hard Choices' is because that's what any president faces' - @brianstelter
  • Angelina Jolie stars in ‘Maleficent,’ a feminist-revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty

    05/29/2014 3:34:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | Thursday, May 29, 3:23 PM | Ann Hornaday,
    Watching Jolie pose and smolder and glower is the chief attraction of “Maleficent,” which posits that the reason for Maleficent’s rage wasn’t being left out of a christening party for Aurora, but instead started years earlier, when she fell in love with the princess’s father, Philip. Propelled by passion, power and betrayal, this iteration of the fable — written by Linda Woolverton and based on stories by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm — isn’t a lot of fun. (“I wish she had smiled more,” one tween viewer was overheard saying after a recent screening.) It’s dark and brooding and...
  • The Lost Creators Come Clean

    05/11/2014 8:17:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Esquire ^ | May 7, 2014 | Emily Zemler
    Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are seated around the infamous hatch from Lost. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met up in Lindelof's office on the WBR lot in Burbank to reflect on Lost's cultural legacy exactly ten years after shooting the show's pilot. This particular hatch is made of papier-mâché and smaller than you might imagine because it was used for exterior shots during a later season of the show, but it's still indescribably thrilling to find yourself hanging out at the hatch with these two guys.  Lost premiered in September...
  • Are Rabbinic Interpretations of the Bible Accurate?

    04/21/2014 4:54:57 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 44 replies
    Biblical Anthropology ^ | April 19, 2014 | Alice C. Linsley
    Misunderstanding can result from the mechanical reproduction of previously published ideas either because those ideas are taken out of context or because they are based on factual errors. The way authors sort and select data, without verifying the source or checking the facts, leads to distorted interpretations. This problem must be anticipated in Bible interpretation where it is common to rely on what the rabbis have written. As the Bible is viewed as a Jewish religious text, it is natural to seek rabbinic guidance. Christians tend to read the Old Testament through rabbinic sources. Many pastors use commentaries written by...
  • Why Putin’s Adventure in Ukraine Is Doomed

    04/16/2014 6:21:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 51 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4/16/14 | David Francis
    From Russian President Vladimir Putin’s perspective, the plan to annex parts of Ukraine probably goes something like this: take Crimea; ignite Russian nationalism in parts of the country where ties to Moscow run deep; then incite anti-Ukrainian protests in these places and use the protests as an excuse to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine and annex it -- just as he did in Crimea. “It is classic Russian foreign policy to try to destabilize a country before it completely takes it over,” said Edward Goldberg, a professor at Baruch College and the New York University Center for Global Affairs....
  • Kedar: It's time to end the fantasy of a 'Palestinian people'

    03/09/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/9/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Professor Mordechai Kedar says it's time to end the fantasy of a 'Palestinian people.' But first, let's look at this video in which Kedar talks about the possibility of 'peace' between Israel and the Arabs. Let's go to the videotape.
  • Obama's fantasy based foreign policy is untenable in our dangerous world.

    03/05/2014 9:45:39 AM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 5, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Life in a world of fantasy can often be pleasant for small children. For adults, it is far more dangerous.On March 2nd, the Editorial Board of the often left-leaning Washington Post published an editorial titled President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy. It was not written by a "right wing nut." According to a sidebar, Editorials represent the views of The Washington Post as an institution, as determined through debate among members of the editorial board. News reporters and editors never contribute to editorial board discussions, and editorial board members don’t have any role in news coverage. [Emphasis added.] The editorial...
  • President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy

    03/03/2014 1:32:22 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 2, 2014 | WaPo Editorial Board
    FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces.
  • Fantasy Baseball Openings

    02/21/2014 4:59:27 PM PST · by newbie 10-21-00 · 9 replies
    2/21/14 | That annoying guy?
    Sorry for the vanity. I am the current commish of a Freep league that will be starting its 14th season. It's a 12 team roto scoring league (standard 5X5) that is short two teams. The first team available came in third place and the likely six keepers are Kershaw, Fielder, V Martinez, A Sanchez, C Lee and Werth. The other team came in 8th, has a boatload of closers and likely keepers Felix, Elsbury, Adam Eaton, Belt, Chapman and Hardy. The draft is Monday 3/17 at 6:30 pm PST with keepers locked down a few day before that. freepmail me...
  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014 (video)

    01/19/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 17, 2014 |
    It's another year chock full of exciting pictures to look forward to!
  • Freeper Novel Free Today Only

    01/10/2014 2:50:17 AM PST · by Gen.Blather · 33 replies
    Self Published ^ | 1/10/2014 | Bern Pearson Freeper Novel Free on today. True it’s fantasy rather than politics, but so frequently fantasy writers turn off conservatives by exposing as true liberal lies. You’ll find “The Minor God” is gritty, realistic for its world and sets a conservative tone. Please send the link to somebody you know who will enjoy a humor action-filled romp through an alternative world. (The god Bob is modeled after Jesus.)
  • What's your favorite really obscure fantasy/sf novel?

    12/13/2013 8:49:04 PM PST · by Kip Russell · 200 replies
    (vanity) | Dec 13, 2013 | Me
    Everybody (well, everybody who reads sf/fantasy) has their favorite novels in each genre...which are usually a bunch of other people's favorite novels as well. This only makes sense, since cream rises to the top. But even so, there are plenty of obscure books that for whatever reason, never really caught on. They might well be great reads, but no one seems to have heard of what's your favorite sf and fantasy novel that still lies in not-so-deserved obscurity? With any luck, we'll all discover a bunch of great books that we've never heard of before! I'll start off with...
  • Heart-broken grandmother refuses to think of five-year-old ‘transgender’ grandson as a girl

    11/04/2013 3:57:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Christine Dhanagom
    ESSEX, March 5, 2012 ( - Jill Recknell is mourning the loss of her grandson, despite the fact that he is alive and well. It’s just that, according to five-year-old Zach Avery and his parents, he’s not her grandson anymore. He’s her granddaughter. Zach’s family, who live in England, says that he was a normal boy up until last year, when he became obsessed with the cartoon character Dora the Explorer and started dressing in girl’s clothing. Zach before becoming a "girl." “He just turned round to me one day and said, ‘Mummy, I’m a girl,’” Theresa Avery, Zach’s mother,...
  • Bettor's Verdict: GOP could lose the House

    10/18/2013 10:40:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 83 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10/18/13
    Next year’s midterm elections for Congress are now a tossup between the Republicans and the Democrats, according to the betting at the Iowa Electronic Markets — the only sportsbook in America allowed to bet on U.S. elections. Nancy Pelosi’s chances of leading the Democrats to a House majority have more than doubled in less than a month to about 50% as a result of the government-shutdown fiasco, according to betting on the exchange. And the Republicans, who appeared to have a lock on the elections just a few weeks ago, have seen their chances collapse at the same time. Back...
  • Is Cruz Causing a Democratic Wave? Maybe, but Don’t Jump the Gun (liberals lack logic)

    10/11/2013 12:14:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 11, 2013 | Stuart Rothenberg
    [I've clipped the entire piece leading up to his conclusion, where you will note he takes Sen. Ted Cruz to the woodshed for not compromising and looking for the middle ground - but the fact is Texans took Cruz to the U.S. Senate because he stood for what we want and he's following through on his word to the voters.. So you can decide what to do about reading the rest of his blither.] ___________________________________ .......One thing that now appears incontestable is that GOP Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has damaged his party badly in the short term, making the GOP...
  • Every Sci-Fi Starship ever*

    09/27/2013 11:40:21 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 144 replies ^ | Wednesday, 6:30pm | Kirk Hamilton
    Holy hell, that is a LOT of starships. This comparison chart, compiled by DeviantARTist Dirk Loechel, presents what he says is an accurate size-comparison between famous sci-fi starships. As far as I can tell it's got more or less every single sci-fi starship ever, from Star Wars to Warhammer to EVE Online to Halo and way, way beyond. In an update this month, Loechel added a ton more ships to what already must have been a huge collection.
  • FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow' Is Ridiculous, Spirited and Tea Party Friendly

    09/26/2013 4:49:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | September 24, 2013 | Zachary Leeman
    FOX has a fun and ridiculous new show called Sleepy Hollow on its Monday night schedule. It doesn't have much to do with the famous short story by Washington Irving, but everyone involved from Len Wiseman to Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman to the actors make sure the show has a lot to do with conspiracy theories, the book of Revelations and the Revolutionary War. It's a unique endeavor that more conservative, right of center and libertarian viewers may derive some extra pleasure from.
  • Freeper Fantasy Hockey League ***VANITY***

    09/25/2013 6:16:03 PM PDT · by freedombird · 8 replies
    Need a few more teams to round out our Freeper league!! Anyone interested?? If so....freepmail me with your e-mail address and I will send you an invite!! Have been running a Freeper League for several's been a blast!
  • He’s Electric — Will A Revolutionary Black Box Turn Dale Vince Into Europe’s Elon Musk?

    09/18/2013 9:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | September 14, 2013 | Mike Butcher
    Dale Vince sits in a spartan office in the corner of Ecotricity, one of the UK’s few green energy electricity networks, and taps away on an Apple Mac at his standing desk. The office is bare, other than a normal desk, a couple of chairs and a Union Jack flag hung on the wall. But the Union Jack is not sporting its normal Red White and Blue. This is a Union Jack fashioned in various shades of green. For Vince is a died-in-the-wool ecologist. While running his company, he blogs from a site called “Zero Carbonista” which has an image...
  • What science fiction/fantasy (if any) are you reading right now?

    09/15/2013 8:09:44 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 89 replies
    Sept 15, 2013 | Me
    For those who are into this sort of thing...what sfnal or fantasy literature are currently reading or have just finished? I'm working my way through the series, "The Dresden Files" by Jim Butcher, having read the first 10 novels of the 15 published so far. The Dresden Files is a series of contemporary fantasy/mystery novels written by Jim Butcher. He provides a first person narrative of each story from the point of view of the main character, private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden, as he recounts investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago. Butcher's original proposed title for the...
  • Free novel from a Freeper

    07/11/2013 2:56:06 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 26 replies ^ | 7/11/2013 | Bern Pearson
    Hello Freepers. I’ve put a novel on and, if I’ve done it properly this time, it’s free through Saturday. It is fantasy and humor. I’d be grateful if you’d write something kind in the comments area. (You can Google an app for your PC if you don’t have a Kindle or eBook, or, unlike my other novels, this one is short enough to print.) Your help is greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Bern
  • The Last Day of Goody Velter (Free Freeper Novel)

    07/09/2013 1:15:58 PM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 6 replies ^ | 7/9/2013 | Bern Pearson
    Hello Freepers. I’ve put a novel on and it’s free for four days. It’s fantasy and humor. I’d be grateful if you’d write something kind in the comments area. You can get an app for your PC if you don’t have a Kindle or eBook. Thank you for your help.
  • 'Man of Steel' (Superman) Reviews

    06/14/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | June 14, 2013
    Official site Wikipedia IMDb Man Of Steel - Official Teaser Trailer Man of Steel - Official Trailer #2 Man of Steel - Official Trailer #3The movie opened today. Here are some reviews: Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic E Online: Man of Steel Reviews Are In-Superman Flies High With Critics Yahoo: First Reviews Are In: Is 'Man of Steel' Too Dark, Too Big, Too Much? The Independent (UK): Man of Steel: Reviews round-up - S is for Serious not Superman as Henry Cavill dons the tights CBS News: "Man of Steel" critics' reviews: Film wallows in sorrow more than soars New York Post:...
  • Game of Thrones Season 3 Finale Spoilers: What to Expect [Spoilers & Speculation]

    06/06/2013 12:32:52 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 16 replies
    Wet Paint ^ | June 6, 2013 | Johnny Brayson
    Article contains spoilers & speculation for the season 3 finale. Also includes spoilers from the book series. Click the link if you want to read: